The former lieutenant was demoted in 2016 after an officer claimed Blackwell ordered him to distribute a fake racist letter within the department. The chief found no credible evidence to support that claim, but demoted Blackwell for the way the letter was reported to authorities.
Blackwell’s lawyer says the suit aims to reverse the demotion and recover unspecified monetary damages for “excessive discipline.”
Blackwell was president of a minority police organization known as The Guardians.
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